Sunday, January 31, 2010
My new, good blogger-pal, Dovie-Lee (originally Della Reese, a regular commenter on my site who was RocKiin It OwT ThE BoXxe) actually did an interview --- with me!!! Over at his site, Spank My Foogle Woogle, he actually got me to talk. Don't know what Spank My Foogle Woogle means? I didn't either, but once I found out, I couldn't stop saying it. Dovie-Lee is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Della Reese fan ever!!! Patti Labelle, too, but really Della Reese. I am not joking. Dovie-Lee's site is one of pure fun. His interviews are delightful and the people he interviewed are actually interesting as well. Check him out. This brotha's got a lot to say and realizes that so do a lot of other people.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - The Lightning Thief is coming to a theater near you. Pictured? My version of Grover the Satyr - half man, half goat, descendant of Pan. You get the picture. I consider the movie version of Grover to be something I now call: "When Good Characters Go Black." In the movie, the completely cute Brandon T. Jackson plays Percy's protector who discovers he's the son of Poseidon. The books by Rick Riordan are clearly a Harry Potter knock off just involving the gods of myth. It's a world that probably would not have been possible if not for the beloved J.K. Rowling. The books are well written, fast paced and just pure fun. Since I was too busy reading Nancy Drew as a child, I feel like I'm making up for some of that by reading today's new stories which may some day become tomorrow's new classics.